PHOENIX, AZ—The State of Washington sent three girls teams into the ODP West Finals earlier this week in Phoenix and all performed well with two taking titles and a third falling in penalty kicks.
The 2002’s were tied 1-1 with Cal South before taking a penalty shootout 5-4. The 2003’s were even 0-0 with Cal South but fell in PK’s 5-4. The 2004’s beat Cal North 1-0.
Washington defeated Cal South in kicks from the mark to claim the 2002 Girls title. Kaylie Ronan put Cal South ahead in the 48th minute of play and it looked like her goal may be enough to claim the victory. Washington’s Grabiela Franco equalized in the 70th minute to send the game into overtime. The game proceeded to kicks from the mark after a scoreless overtime and Washington outlasted Cal South 5-4 to win the 2002 Girls title.
The 2004 Cal North girls only allowed one goal against the entire tournament but it came in the tournament final in a 1-0 loss against Washington. Washington’s Morgan Manalili finally solved the Cal North defensive puzzle with a goal in the 31st minute. The defense of Washington held strong through the rest of the game to earn them the 2004 Girls title.